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Wolves celebrated success in China as they won the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.

Wolves win the Premier League Asia Trophy

Wolverhampton Wanderers have enjoyed their best-ever Premier League finishes over the past two seasons, which came either side of a triumphant performance in the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.

Wolves joined Manchester City, Newcastle United and West Ham United in the tournament, the second to be held in mainland China and the first to take place in two different cities, giving more fans the opportunity to enjoy the Premier League experience.

After a 4-0 win over Newcastle in Nanjing, Wolves faced Man City in Shanghai, the home of the club's owners Fosun.

A tightly-fought final at the Hongkou Stadium ended in a penalty shootout victory for Wolves, who not only enjoyed success on the pitch but off it as well, as they staged a number of events to engage their growing number of fans in China.

"We did a fantastic job all week," said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. "It was great to come to China and see so many of our fans here."

During the tournament, the Premier League also reinforced its commitment to the development of the game in China, with four teams from local schools getting a once-in-a-lifetime taste of the competition with the Mixed Under-12s' Premier Skills Cup, with the winners getting the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom to play and train with Premier League Academies.

The same prize was on offer for the winners of the Under-15 Chinese Super League Cup, in which four Academy sides from CSL clubs competed in Nanjing.

Other activities included Premier Skills workshops with elite referees for aspiring officials and a Youth Conference open to coaches from the Chinese FA and CSL and local teachers, which was preceded by training camps for CSL and Premier Skills coaches.

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